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Pacific Islands Forum expresses shock at Christchurch mosque shootings
8:39 pm GMT+12, 17/03/2019, Fiji

President of Nauru, and Pacific Islands Forum Chair,Baron Divavesi Waqa has expressed shock and sadness at the tragic events that occurred today in Christchurch, New Zealand.
 
“I convey to the victims, their families, the people and Government of New Zealand, the deepest condolences of the Pacific Islands Forum on behalf of all our members.
 
“We are a Forum family and what affects one, affects all. The people of New Zealand are in our thoughts and prayers,” said President Waqa.
 
Meanwhile, on behalf of the PIANGO family of NGOs and civil society across the Pacific, “we express our heartfelt grief and sorrow at the tragic killing of innocent lives in Aotearoa New Zealand. 
 
As a Member of our Pacific community, we stand with you shoulder to shoulder, heart to heart in this difficult time coming to grips with what has happened,” it said in a statement

SOURCE: PIFS/PIANGO/PACNEWS


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